2009 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD: You Ask, We Answer
October 23, 2009
Each week, we ask you what you'd like to know about our COTW. Thought I'd answer a couple of the questions you asked.
phybenz says, "How is the rear visibility?"
Frankly, not great when you're looking over your shoulder, but the backup camera can help bridge the visibility gap. In the above photo, there is a parking meter that I cannot see by just looking over my shoulder. Let's pretend it's a toddler (fun, right?).
But that toddler is visible if I take a look in my backup camera. This isn't a big surprise in a modern crossover. Most of them are designed like this these days. Distinctive rear styling, a high beltline, dreadful rear visibility. These make camera technology all the more necessary (and in my opinion, when a vehicle is designed so you can't see out the back, the backup camera should be standard). I definitely suggest springing for the optional Multimedia Package, which includes a backup camera (with a pricetag of $2,700, ouch) or having an aftermarket camera installed.
altimadude00 says, "Is the rear hatch split like on the XC90 or is it one piece?"
The rear hatch is indeed one piece. I didn't get a pic, but you can see it in action (and in black and white) in Scott Oldham's post.
Bryn MacKinnon, Senior Editor, Edmunds.com